Professional development opportunities

Throughout the year, Wisconsin Sea Grant offers teachers the opportunity to participate in shipboard and other hands-on experiences centered around the Great Lakes Literacy Principles.

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL) is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed that provides basin-wide experiences, educational resources and networking opportunities that promote Great Lakes literacy among an engaged community of educators, scientists and citizens.

Some of the signature programs offered through CGLL include ongoing interactions between educators and Great Lakes scientists; participation in Educator Day at the International Association for Great Lakes Research Conference; and Great Lakes Awareness Day events for the public at prominent educational institutions. Wisconsin teachers can apply to attend the annual Great Lakes Shipboard Science workshops that connect educators with scientists aboard the EPA’s R/V Lake Guardian.

To learn about these opportunities and other professional development events, join our Wisconsin Sea Grant education listserv. Send an email to askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.